Steps to Take After a Truck Accident
Make sure your rights are protected when filing a personal injury claim. We can help. Watch this video about the steps to take after a truck accident.
What should I do if I am injured in a truck accident?
One of the things that comes up all the time is what do you do if you’ve been in a truck wreck? Some trucker has run into you or caused damage to you, or your family, or both. The first thing you need to do is get medical help. That’s very important— you need to do everything that’s necessary to take care of yourself and the family first and foremost, and the rest of it will fall into place later. I will tell you the trucking companies have trained their drivers to go out and take photographs right away, and that’s okay. You may not be in a position to do that because of your injuries, but you have to do what’s necessary to take care of yourself.
Speak truthfully to the officer or state trooper that investigates the crash. You should talk to them truthfully as to what happened, but you don’t need to say any more than you have to say. Answer the questions. Listen to the questions as carefully as you can under the circumstances, and we will work with a case as it’s presented to us. Often times, people under those circumstances are not able to really think about what they’re saying at the time. That’s very important.
Something else about the crashes that comes up in the modern world, that’s Facebook. Certainly, what you should do right away about your Facebook account is make it not available to the general public. That is critical in these kinds of cases, because whatever you say on Facebook is going to be used against you. It won’t be good. Your online presence is very important to have that under control, and if necessary, take it down. You don’t need to have that anymore, and certainly, you shouldn’t comment about the wreck afterwards. Keep that in mind after the crash. If you have other questions, please let us know.
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